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estational exposure to particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution is associated with an increased likelihood of pregnancy loss in south Asia, according to a study published in The Lancet Planetary Health.  Various previous studies have suggested that there might be a link between air pollution and pregnancy loss, but this is the first study to look specifically at …

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Managing indoor air quality is more important than ever. December 16, 2020 By Lisa Kay and Daniel KolimarFrom the December 2020 Issue Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of indoor air quality on the health and wellness of occupants was becoming increasingly important. Issues such as mold spores or Legionella, organic gasses, particulate matter, …

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Thomas Münzel, Andrea Pozzer and Jos Lelieveld from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany examine the links between the pandemic and health. An important observation during the COVID-19 pandemic was a huge reduction in the admission of patients with acute coronary syndrome to hospitals. Importantly, similar was observed for patients with heart failure and …

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COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person. However, some uncertainty remains about the relative importance of different routes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Evidence now confirms that this virus can remain airborne for longer times and further distances than originally thought. In addition to …

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According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, VOCs could have both short- and long-term health effects, ranging from eye, nose and throat irritation to damage to the central nervous system. In fact, concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to 10 times more) than outdoors. Do you know what you’re breathing in?

“Sick Building Syndrome” has always been associated with dust, smoke, mold, asbestos and chemicals, coupled with inadequately performed air changes. Until now, there has not been a sudden, universal, untraceable and potentially deadly intrusion of airborne viral particulates coming from building occupants themselves. Existing buildings, whether open or closed during the pandemic, compel consideration of …

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The effect of poor indoor air quality in classrooms has been known for years. Chronic illnesses, reduced cognitive abilities, sleepiness, and increased absenteeism have all been attributed to poor IAQ – specifically elevated CO2 levels. What’s more concerning today is the effect COVID19 will have on air quality and how will it effect children and …

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Danny WhiteBrand ContributorHoneywellBRANDVOICE| Paid ProgramBusiness Along with academics and athletics, universities must now jockey for students based on health and safety measures. Every parent and student has their own college wish list. Some are looking for schools with top-rated academic programs; others, schools with celebrated sports teams. Some want to go to school in a …

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From UV germicidal irradiation to video analytics, these technologies are helping schools make learning spaces safe. byMicah CasteloTwitter Micah Castelo is a web editor for EdTech: Focus on K-12. Her experience includes education and community news coverage for the Syracuse Post-Standard and international news reporting for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. LISTEN04:43 As districts start phasing students back into …

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